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COVID-19 Resources

This guide contains government and other resources regarding COVID-19 including information specifically for libraries.


  • Due to several closings around the state because of the heightened concerns over COVID-19, please be advised that the upcoming FY2021 LSTA application deadline has been extended to April 24, 2020. Contact Kelyn Ralya for more information.
  • The Alabama Library Association has canceled its annual convention scheduled for April 14-April 17, 2020.
  • The Alabama Library Association has canceled Library Legislative Day scheduled for March 26, 2020.
  • The American Library Association issued a press release urging library governing bodies to consider closing until guidance from public health officials indicates the risk from COVID-19 has significantly subsided. Please note that APLS has not given guidance on whether or not libraries should close to the public entirely or limit public interaction. Seek guidance from you local health and public officials.
  • APLS is closed until April 6. Read full announcement here.
  • Several Alabama public libraries are closing or limiting services or hours. See list here. List to be updated regularly.
  • ALLA's published a statement on COVID-19 and libraries in Alabama.

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